Alison Overholt is vice president, storytelling & special projects. In this hybrid role, she is responsible for developing comprehensive, multiplatform content strategies for espnW and for driving collaborative, innovative approaches to storytelling in ESPN The Magazine, with oversight of producing ESPN’s multiplatform enterprise content. Overholt is the first female editor-in-chief of a national, general-interest sports magazine. In December 2017, she added oversight of all of ESPN.com’s long-form content, and in 2018, she became the lead ESPN executive for The ESPYS.
Since joining as espnW’s editor-in-chief in 2014, Overholt has overseen the transformation of espnW.com and espnW’s significant rising influence across ESPN’s platforms and beyond the network. Overholt added oversight of ESPN The Magazine in 2016 and under her guidance the magazine received the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the “news, sports, and entertainment” category.
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